Tagged: album

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Noise 101: CD reviews for Nov. 29

The Avett Brothers The Carpenter Ramseur Records   The Carpenter, the seventh studio album by The Avett Brothers, is a lesson of how a band can evolve to appeal to the masses but still...

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Dojo Workhorse album M.I.A.

Civil Sheperd release successful even without actual record   Graham Duncan Contributor   There aren’t many bands that can host a successful album release without actually releasing their album. Dojo Workhorse, however, is one...

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Noise 101 – CD reviews for Nov. 15

The Killers Battle Born Vertigo Record   Following Day and Age, and on the heels of Brandon Flower’s solo work Flamingo, comes Battle Born: an underwhelming album. It’s extremely derivative to say the least....

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Less Than Jake and Reel Big Fish storm MRU

Flatfoot 56 likely great too, just really early   Lindsay Douglas Web Editor   It‘s been a while since Calgary has seen the likes of third-wave ska kingpins Reel Big Fish and Less Than...

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Noise 101 – CD reviews for Nov. 1

Indian Handcrafts Civil Disobedience Sargent House   There are not a lot of bands that create their major label debut with as much confidence and hype as Indian Handcrafts. A duo from Toronto, the...

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Noise 101 – CD Reviews for Oct. 18

Chelsea Wolfe Unknown Rooms: A Collection of Acoustic Songs Sargent House   With a sonic aesthetic that can only be described as “drone folk”, Chelsea Wolfe’s sound finds a fitting imagery for the “once-orphaned...

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Noise 101 – CD Reviews for Oct. 4

Flying Lotus Until the Quiet Comes Warp   A strange reflection is made when one first learns that experimental electronic L.A. producer Flying Lotus is a great-nephew to American jazz legend John Coltrane.  ...

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Noise 101 – CD Reviews for Sept. 20

Klarka Weinwurm Continental Drag Saved by Vinyl   Very often, an artist’s style and direction can be affected by their personal living situation. With Klarka Weinwurm, it is very apparent that her move to...

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Mercury Prize: success can be bought

British music award still up to its tricks   Nathan Ross Arts Editor   With the seasons changing, we are thankfully past the time of the year where Carly Rae Jepsen fends off everyone...